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Interest strong among fire hopefulsVoters will narrow the field to two on the primary ballot.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"Continuing a recent trend of high interest in service on the Bainbridge Island Fire Board, four candidates go before voters in the Sept. 18.All vie for the single open seat on the three-person board, and two will advance to the November general ballot. In interviews with the Review this week, candidates discussed their qualifications and views on issues facing the department, including tax funding; collective bargaining with career fire personnel; maintaining the volunteer program; and developing facilities and equipment. "

"88 keys, 84 yearsA local senior reaches out to benefit the island's new Catholic preschool."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"Intergenerational outreach works both ways.This fall, students at the new Mustard Seed preschool/kindergarten at St. Cecilia Catholic Church will visit senior citizens at Virginia Villa Retirement Center as part of their curriculum.As if in return, Trudy Pival, 84 years old, long-time island resident and original organist for the St. Cecilia parish, will use her musical skills to help Mustard Seed in a benefit concert, Sept. 9. The reason is, Pival says briskly, I have six children and we lived on Bainbridge for 27 summers, but every year we had to pack up and go back to Seattle so the children could go to parochial school.I am so glad to support the beginnings of a Catholic school here. "

Center shows solar flairPanels will harness the sun in the state's largest installation.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"A worker knelt on the steeply pitched roof, held by harness and guy wire while he positioned another photovoltaic panel.Piece by piece Tuesday morning, the metal roof spanning the Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center's classrooms disappeared under the juxtaposed rectangles of the largest solar panel installation in the state.When all 80 panels are mounted on the center's Learning Labs, PSELC founder Debbie Brainerd said, sunlight will be converted into electricity to provide 50 percent of the building's power.We are walking the talk, when it comes to sustainabililty, Brainerd said.The photovoltaic (PV) panels capture and magnify photons of light, generating the direct current which is then converted to alternating current for building use. "

Schools plan to beat construction

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"The school bus hits the road Sept. 5, and the school district hopes students will be on board.Administrators say that increased bus ridership will lessen traffic tie-ups due to roundabout construction.We're encouraging everyone to ride to diminish traffic congestion and enhance students safety, deputy superintendent Ken Crawford said.Construction will begin between Sept. 10 and Oct. 1, according to city officials. The intersection of High School Road and Madison Avenue is slated to be closed to traffic for 21 days - but may be closed for longer, if inclement weather delays building. "

Regulators up estimates of HMC issueThe company did not contest charges made by state securities officials.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"The state securities division has made permanent its order shutting down stock sales in Bainbridge-based Health Maintenance Centers, Inc., as neither HMC nor founder Kevin Lawrence contested allegations of improper conduct.And as the state's probe continues, state investigators say the number of investors and amount of money raised may be greater than first thought.This is the biggest case in my 20 years, said Deborah Bortner, Washington State Securities Administrator and department spokesperson. There is so much money and so many people involved. "

Guild takes over Pegasus series

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"The songs go on, but the singer has new backup.Peter Hwosch takes up his guitar at Pegasus Coffeehouse Sept. 1, to sing about personal introspection and global activism, in a seven-year-old series now coordinated by the Island Music Teachers Guild.Since series creator Korum Bischoff is also a guild member, the transition in mid-August was smooth. It's something that I've always done for Pegasus, but now I'm getting more support from the guild, Bischoff said. "

Residency put to rest

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"We were pleased with Kitsap County Auditor Karen Flynn's decision last week declaring Bill Nelson to be a resident at his folks' Wing Point home, and thus eligible to run for office from Bainbridge Island's central ward.It's not that we necessarily favor Nelson - it's too early for us to make up our minds. But we like voters to have choices, and Nelson is a clear-cut alternative to neighborhood activist Bill Knobloch, whose neighbors challenged Nelson's residence, and youthful barista Houston Wade. "

Freeholders try to isolate Bainbridge

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"A year ago in this space, as work got under way on a new Kitsap County charter, we expressed concern that some of the reformers would simply try to reform their way into power.Now, having drafted a charter that would drastically change the way county commissioners are elected, freeholder and Republican activist Matt Ryan confirms our suspicions, telling the Review in an interview this week that the plan created a higher probability of balance, meaning electing Republicans. "

On its last pilings?Legislators want to know how much life the Eagle Harbor ferry facility has left.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"Peel away the gleaming new aluminum siding on the main building at the Eagle Harbor ferry maintenance yard and you find the core of historic Bainbridge.The massive building - one of the biggest on the island - is the last remnant of the Hall Brothers shipyard, once among the world's largest. But how much useful life is left in the century-old building?That's the question a legislative committee will attempt to answer over the next year and a half. The facility needs major dollars to upgrade it, modernize it and put safety facilities in place, said Rep. Beverly Woods, (R-Poulsbo), one of the committee members.Before spending that money, we want to take a look at the whole facility and see if future maintenance can be done there most cost effectively. "

Is county charter good for Bainbridge?Local freeholders are troubled by a provision that would curb the influence of island voters.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"Kitsap County's freeholders will show islanders the first draft of their proposed new county charter next week.But far from seeking support, Bainbridge's two freeholders see the meeting as an opportunity to make a show of force against a provision they say is bad for both the island and the county, and may in fact be aimed at diluting the island's influence on county government.We're better off with what we have now than with this new charter, said George McKinney, who joined Andy Maron on the 21-member board writing a new constitution for Kitsap County. "

CenCom levy likely on November ballotServices are stuck in aging former tollbooth.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

A $10.5 million request for a new 911 center and emergency management facility in west Bremerton is close to the November ballot.Kitsap County Commissioners expect to vote on Monday in favor of sending the county's Central Communication request to Kitsap residents this fall.Commissioners say the February earthquake that shook the Puget Sound region served as a wakeup call to all those who depend on 911 services in Kitsap.

Brushes with brillianceBainbridge artist Rosalyn Gale Powell learned from the century's greats.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"The subjects of Rosalyn Gale Powell's paintings live with her.Viewers of her Bainbridge Arts and Crafts exhibit opening Sept. 8 can be assured that the peonies, lilies, roses and violets she meticulously renders grow in her yard.My subject matter is what's closest to me, Powell said. I paint only what I know. I don't even use cut flowers to set up a still life; I go out in the garden and take a look.The impression that one receives from Powell's painting is of art that grows organically from the core of the person. One may also read the depth in work that spans five and a half decades.Powell's artistic life took root in early childhood. She received painting and drawing lessons after school, with encouragement from her family. "

"Island takes a firm stand against hateA crowd of 1,000 turned out for Sunday's rally for tolerance."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"So many showed up for the Take a Stand Against Hate Violence rally Sunday that marchers nearing the end of the circular route through downtown Winslow passed those just setting out -- a montage of people moving in opposite directions but not at cross purposes.It is a good feeling to know friends are all around us, Filipino-American Rudy Rimando told the crowd estimated at 1,000 gathered for the rally against hate violence at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church green Sunday. "

From fire cadet to fire chiefJim Walkowski truly came up through the ranks.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"Last week was homecoming for Jim Walkowski II - he's returning to the Bainbridge fire department where he grew up, and which he doesn't plan to leave again.Walkowski was selected as operations chief to replace the retired Kirk Stickels. Last week, he moved into his office as interim chief Ken Beach moved out.I started in this department as a cadet when I was 15 and a half, Walkowski said, and my plan is to retire at this department. "

"Re-Doogals spat rolls on with acrimony, a dismissalA boycott is averted when a commissioner is canned for poor attendance."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"Controversy over the mixed-use project planned for the former Doogals site escalated this week, as two members of the planning commission publicly called for city Planning Director Stephanie Warren's resignation or dismissal.We need a new director. I think that should be part of this whole conversation, said Sean Parker, an architect and planning commission member.Parker and architect Peter Brachvogel announced last Friday that they would boycott commission meetings, to protest Warren's decision to impose new conditions on the Re-Doogals project after the planning commission had given its approval. "

Cut-a-thon to raise money for center Friday

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"The Parent and Child Center will become a hair salon Aug. 24. But only for a day - stylists Aletia Bennett and Michele Belieu will take scissors in hand to run a cut-a-thon, a marathon of haircutting to raise money for the Helpline program in Commodore Center.Bennett decided to harnesses her skill as a hair stylist to help PCC because when she needed help for her son, the center was there. "

The cause continues

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"The crowd was, depending on who you asked, somewhere between 300 people and 3,000. As de facto chroniclers of Sunday's Take a Stand Against Hate rally, we'll put participation at about 1,000 - an excellent turnout, of which Bainbridge Island should be proud. Perhaps the better measure came not through numbers, but rather volume. To the beat of ceremonial drums, marchers for unity and tolerance on this island set off from Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, heading down Winslow Way to make a loop around Town and Country Market and back past Waterfront Park. "

Murray pledges help on WyckoffChances for public ownership get boost with federal interest.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:59PM

"Bainbridge Island made its best pitch Thursday for transferring the Wyckoff property into public ownership.And judging from Sen. Patty Murray's comments, that pitch was a strike.It is a beautiful location, and clearly important to Bainbridge Island, she told local officials and citizens after a presentation at city hall Thursday afternoon.There are legal issues to work on, but I'm delighted to help in any way I can. You have my commitment to work with you.The problem, most parties agreed, is prying loose the property on the south shore of Eagle Harbor from a court-supervised trust. "

"Anti-hate rally is slated for SundayOrganizers would like to see attendance hit 1,000."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:58PM

"How does Bainbridge respond when hate comes to town?After the initial shock of finding cemetery vandalism and racist graffiti, Jing Fong and Karen Ahern mobilized the community. The two helped organize the Aug. 19 rally and march billed as Take a Stand Against Hate Violence, enlisting 22 island organizations. We wanted to send a clear message, Ahern said, that Bainbridge stands united against hate violence, that an attack on one is an attack on all. "

Growth and planning key in north ward raceArchitect Tom Hofferber wants high-density outside of Winslow.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:58PM

"The Bainbridge Island City Council says it wants diversity and affordable housing, but its actions undermine those goals, Tom Hofferber says.He hopes to reverse that trend by winning the north ward city council seat being vacated by Liz Murray. He will face planning commissioner member Deborah Vancil, who was first to declare candidacy for the seat. "

Deborah Vancil says the codes don't match values.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:58PM

"Seven years on the city's planning commission have given her plenty of insights into island issues, but little ability to do anything, Deborah Vancil says.So she is running for the north ward city council seat being vacated by Liz Murray, hoping to put what she has learned into effect. "

Failure in Olympia cost us federal $$

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:58PM

"The United States Congress, Sen. Patty Murray says, helps those who help themselves.And because the Washington State Legislature did nothing about transportation - doing nothing, we would add, being a charitable description of its accomplishments - Murray was powerless to help her home state, even from her position as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee's transportation subcommittee. "

The moon also rises

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:58PM

"When Harvest Moon read about Mary Sam - an early 20th century Native American living on Bainbridge - she realized how alike they were. Sam and Moon were both accomplished basketweaver, Moon discovered.The two were native women raised away from the families they were born to, and both moved between the native and white worlds with ease.The discovery gave Moon extra incentive to play Sam onstage, as she does Aug. 20. "

"Views aside, it's still called vandalism"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:58PM

"Subcommandante Frederico wants a retraction, and an apology.The quaintly named representative of the Bainbridge Island Liberation Front - which last week pasted graphic political fliers on a dozen downtown storefronts - feels unfairly maligned in being included in recent reportage on local hate crimes. "

"'Someone's in a rage'Damage is widespread, as vandals hit thehistoric Blakely Cemetery again."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:58PM

"Nearly 70 gravesites were damaged at Port Blakely Cemetery over the weekend, the second incident of vandalism there in as many weeks.Visitors to the cemetery Saturday morning found dozens of headstones toppled or in pieces on the ground.In several instances, stones appeared to have been pounded to shards with a sledge hammer.I'm heartbroken. This is just incredible, said Port Blakely historian Andrew Price, surveying the damage Monday morning. Someone's in a rage.Police say they have no leads in the desecration, the latest in a recent string of vandalism and graffiti incidents at island churches, the Filipino-American Community Hall, Bainbridge High School and downtown Winslow. "

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